From its humble beginnings, the Hillsboro congregation assembled for its initial worship service on the first Sunday of October 1927, in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hitt and their daughters, Byrd & Eloise, with twenty-eight people in attendance. A new building was completed a few years later at the corner of Hillsboro Pike and Ashwood Avenue, where the congregation met until they outgrew that location and had to move in 1973 to the present location of Hillsboro and Tyne where God has blessed the growth of this congregation to over 700 members.
Hillsboro has been blessed with many wonderful ministers: J. P. Sanders, B. C. Goodpasture, Batsell Barrett Baxter, Tom Brown, Larry VanSteenberg, Mack Wayne Craig, Mark McInteer, Marlin Connelly, James Waugh, and Daniel Hope.
Current members of the staff are Mark McInteer – Preaching Minister, Stan Lowery – Executive Minister, Randall Pardue – Associate Minister, A. M. Burton – Associate Minister, John Conger – Marriage & Family Minister, Joseph Mankin – Youth Minister, Emily Shuler – Youth Minister and Sheila Montgomery – Children’s Minister.
Hillsboro is also blessed to have godly elders who shepherd this body of believers: Larry Boyd, Jim Brownlee, Bruce Church, David Davidson, Ron Feenstra, Mark Fry, Phil Henry, Sid Smith and Steve Townsend. These men represent a continuation of the strong leadership this congregation has enjoyed since its inception.
Strong leadership does not stop with the elders and ministerial staff. Hillsboro is blessed to have deacons who serve this congregation in a variety of ways. Their leadership helps facilitate the continued growth with which we have been blessed. Although these men serve as the leadership of this congregation, it is the many men and women who give of their time, talents and treasures that has blessed this congregation. We want to thank everyone for having the desire to serve God in this community, in this city, and in this world.
Because God often chooses to work through people to accomplish His will, we are passionate about continuing our own growth toward maturity in Christ, thus preparing ourselves to be effective ambassadors for Him. We are resolved to be single-minded in spirit and purpose; to stand as an anchor of unity in a world of troubled waters.
Plans for our growth, and ultimately our outreach to the community and the world, center on the same areas of Jesus’ focus. As you search our site, you will see four areas where Hillsboro is actively engaged in God’s mission:
- Establishing a personal and congregational relationship with the Almighty God
- Edifying, equipping and empowering one another toward Christian maturity
- Serving our community and the world
- Cultivating Godly relationships
It is our prayer that Hillsboro will continue to be dedicated to excellence in every aspect of ministry and to being a church with fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.